My name is Niamh Uí Bhriain, and I’m representing the Save the 8th campaign here today. Thank you for coming. Save the 8th has commenced its efforts to defeat the referendum to legalise abortion with a major billboard campaign which is being erected nationwide. These ‘Reality of Repeal’ billboards are being launched here this morning, Tuesday, at 11am, at Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2.
These are some of the grievous concerns we have concerning the Government's proposal on abortion. None of these concerns have been properly addressed or refuted by any of the proponents of this amendment. All invitations to engage us in public debate have been refused. Logical debate has been replaced with personal attacks on our speakers. It should be noted that our stance is both reasonable and rational: our objections are not merely because the proposal is less than we had worked for, but because it a backward step, furthering the agenda of the pro-abortion lobby. It is the difference between accepting half a loaf in the hope of more in the future, and eating poisoned bread.